by Yorgos Lanthimos



A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach have formed a service for hire. They stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by the relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased. The company is called Alps. Their leader, the paramedic, calls himself Mont Blanc. Although Alps members operate under a discipline regime demanded by their leader, the nurse does not.


Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, where he studied directing for film and television. Since 1995, he has directed a series of videos for dance-theatre companies, television commercials, music videos, short films and theatre plays. In 2011, he staged Chekhov's Platonov at the Greek National Theatre. His first film KINETTA (2005) screened at the Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals to critical acclaim. His sophomore feature KYNΟDONTAS (Dogtooth) won the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film OscarTM at the 2011 Academy Awards

URANISCO DISCO (short film, 2001)
KINETTA (feature film, 2005)
KYNODONTAS (DOGTOOTH) (feature film, 2009)


Aggeliki Papoulia - Nurse
Aris Servetalis - Paramedic
Johnny Vekris - Coach
Ariane Labed - Gymnast


Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by:
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
Director of photography:
Christos Voudouris
Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Leandros Ntounis
Production designer:
Anna Georgiadou
Costume designers:
Thanos Papastergiou & Vassilia Rozana
Head of production:
Maria Hatzakou / Haos Film
Line producer:
Kostas Kefalas
Assistant director:
Kostas Papadakis
Co-Producers: Lee Polydor, Christos Voudouris, Victoria Bousis, Thoma Kikis, Andreas Zoupanos Kritikos, Johnny Vekris, Aggeliki Papoulia, Maria Hatzakou, Matt Johnson, Thanos Papastergiou
Produced by: Athina Rachel Tsangari & Yorgos Lanthimos

A Haos Film Production, in co-production with ERT, Faliro House Productions, Feelgood Entertainment, Marni Films, Avion Films, Maharaja Films.
Supported by the Greek Film Centre & the Media Programme of the European Union

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 1:2.35 / Colour / Dolby Digital 
Length: 90 min.
Language: Greek

Original Title: Alpis


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